Commanding the most spectacular presence on the Great Barrier Reef Coast at the very end of Mt Amos & Stirling Roads a good access by 4WD. A unique handcrafted bush homestead and cabin presiding over the coral sea nestled in the rainforest, neatly clipped lawns, and manicured gardens on truly rare and much-coveted land. It is an easy 15-minute walk to the secluded coast, for rocks, sandy beach, mangroves and fringing reef, it has it all for you to enjoy beach combing, fishing or boating. An open plan living homestead for entertaining visiting guests with an abundance of fresh home grown produce. A unique self-contained guest cottage is suitable for special interest tourism for people seeking to break away and discover one of the most amazing habitats in the area. The ideal escape with all the comforts, plus a home income package!
Lightheart forest is the first time traded in 43 years. The property is a secluded 32.37 hectares of Gonwanda rainforest where perfumes and colours change with the seasons. A stunning sheltered view of the coast for whale and boat watching. The surrounding area is the northern boundary of the Wet Tropics National Park then Freehold land and Marine Park. To the SW is Mt Amos which is 846m above sea level. All buildings are uniquely handcrafted hardwood structures with a unique 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom bush Homestead; a self-contained 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom birdwatcher cabin; a workshop repair shed; a caravan for a spare bedroom. 100% solar power for all buildings. The creek is stunning with numerous waterfalls, rock pools, high cliffs with lovely Hoya’s, Orchids and Ferns. There is a large water allocation, gravity feed into two large 45,000 litre storage tanks.
Above – the one room self contained guest cabin
The main homestead with views of the Great Barrier Reef Coast
Master Bedroom with views over the Coral Sea
The property is 36 km SE of Cooktown which takes approx. 45 – 50 minutes, there is a school bus service to Rossville to the south and to Cooktown to the north from the Mulligan Highway – Mt Amos Road junction. This property is a haven for birds with many migratory birds coming to visit such as Pied Imperial Pigeons in spring. It has abundant wildlife with Bennett’s Tree Kangaroos, possums, Ringtail Geckos, Dingo’s, and occasional Quolls. Many species of butterflies can be seen here as the owners have planted a lot of host and food plants for nature. There is also an assortment of fruit trees, veggie gardens, and healthy food galore including an abundance of rainforest hardwoods. Inspect to learn why this would be an amazing place to own!
Price guidance: $595,000